"Scientists were baffled last July when they discovered three giant holes in the ground in Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia. Now, with the help of satellite imagery, researchers have located ffour additional craters--and they believe there may be dozens more in the region."
Through the use of satellite technology, scientists have recently uncovered three craters in the ground in the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia. Scientists are left wondering why and how these massive holes have formed and how they can predict if more will appear in the future. It is believed that the holes are the result of gas explosions prompted by a buildup of underground heat or the continual change in the Earth's climate. A crew has been sent out to study and photograph the holes and begin to unravel this mystery. Because gas explosions underneath the surface of the earth are unpredictable and dangerous, it is difficult for them to be studied. As a solution, scientists plan on setting up stations in the surrounding area to detect and track earthquakes that may follow as a result of the explosions.
Author: Marcina Cooper-White
Source: Huffington Post
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